Employee profile

PhD, Eng. Piotr Batys

Employee since 2010

Room: 135

Phone: +48 12 6395 126

E-mail: ncbatys(at)cyf-kr.edu.pl

Research topics:

- Modelling of polyelectrolytes and their complexes
- Modelling of biomolecules
- Adsorption of nanoparticles on the liquid/solid interface
- Multilayered colloidal structures


Molecular dynamics


Fellowships and research visits

2019 - Scientific visit at Texas A&M University (one month)
2019 - Scientific visit at Technical University of Munich (one week)
2019 - Scientific visit at Aalto University (two weeks)
09.2017 – 08.2018 Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland
03.2016 – 08.2018 Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland


PhD (2015) Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS
MSc (2010) Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Cracow University of Technology


  • L. Lemetti, S-P. Hirvonen, D. Fedorov, P.Batys, M. Sammalkorpi, H. Tenhu, M.B. Linder, A.S. Aranko, "Molecular crowding facilitates assembly of spidroin-like proteins through phase separation", European Polymer Journal, 112 (2019) 539-546
  • P.C. Suarez-Martinez, P. Batys, M. Sammalkorpi, J.L. Lutkenhaus, "Time-Temperature and Time-Water Superposition Principles Applied to Poly(allylamine)/Poly(acrylic acid) Complexes", Macromolecules, 52 (8) (2019) 3066-3074
  • A. Michna, P. Batys, M. Morga, A. Pomorska, M. Wytrwal-Sarna, M. Kepczynski, Z. Adamczyk, "Formation of Strong Polycation (Poly[(3-allylamino-2- hydroxypropyl)trimethylammonium chloride]) Monolayers on Mica, Silica, and Gold Substrates: Modeling and Experimental Studies", J. Phys. Chem. C, 123 (2019) 19022-19032
  • P. Batys, S. Kivisto, S.M. Lalwani, J.L. Lutkenhaus, M. Sammalkorpi, "Comparing Water-Mediated Hydrogen-Bonding in Different Polyelectrolyte Complexes", Soft Matter, 15 (2019) 7823 - 7831


  • Y. Zhang, P. Batys, J.T. O’Neal, F. Li, M Sammalkorpi, J.L. Lutkenhaus, "The Molecular Origin of the Glass Transition in Polyelectrolyte Assemblies", ACS Cent. Sci, 4 (2018) 638-644
  • O. Cusola, S. Kivistö, S. Vierros, P. Batys, M. Ago, B. Tardy, L. Greca, M.B. Blanca, M. Sammalkorpi, O. Rojas, "Particulate coatings via evaporation-induced self-assembly of polydisperse colloidal lignin on solid interfaces", Langmuir, 34 (2018) 5759-5771
  • J.T. O’Neal, E.Y. Dai, Y. Zhang, K.B. Clark, K.G. Wilcox, I.M. George, N.E. Ramasamy, D. Enriquez, P. Batys, M. Sammalkorpi, J.L. Lutkenhaus, "QCM-D Investigation of Swelling Behavior of Layerby-Layer Thin Films upon Exposure to Monovalent Ions", Langmuir, 34 (2018) 999-1009
  • Z. Adamczyk, M. Morga, D. Kosior, P. Batys, "Conformations of Poly L lysine Molecules in Electrolyte Solutions: Modeling and Experimental Measurements", J. Phys. Chem. C, 122 (2018) 23180-23190
  • P. Batys, Y. Zhang, J.L. Lutkenhaus, M Sammalkorpi, "Hydration and Temperature Response of Water Mobility in Poly(diallyldimethylammonium)–Poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) Complexes", Macromolecules , 51 (2018) 8268–8277


  • P. Batys, S. Luukkonen, M. Sammalkorpi, "Ability of the Poisson–Boltzmann equation to capture molecular dynamics predicted ion distribution around polyelectrolytes", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 19 (2017) 24583-24593


  • P. Batys, P. Weroński, M. Nosek, "Wet formation and structural characterization of quasi-hexagonal monolayers", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 461 (2016) 211-214
  • Piotr Batys, Paweł Weroński, Magdalena Nosek, Michał Skoczek, "Effective diffusivity of colloidal particle multilayers", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 510 (2016) 176-182


  • P. Batys, M. Nosek, P. Weroński, "Structure analysis of layer-by-layer multilayer films of colloidal particles", Applied Surface Science, 332 (2015) 318-327
  • P. Batys, M. Nosek, M. Skoczek, P. Weroński, "Synthesis and quantitative characterization of non-conductive colloidal particle multilayers", Electrochimica Acta, 164 (2015) 71-80
  • A. Michna, Z. Adamczyk, P. Batys, "Mapping single macromolecule chains using the colloid deposition method: PDADMAC on mica", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 450 (2015) 82-90


  • M. Nosek , P. Batys, M. Skoczek, P. Weroński, "Cyclic Voltammetry Characterization of Microparticle Monolayers", Electrochimica Acta, 133 (2014) 241-246
  • P. Batys, P. Weroński, "Porosity and tortuosity of layer-by-layer assemblies of spherical particles", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 22 (2014) 065017
  • Z. Adamczyk, K. Jamroży, P. Batys, A. Michna, "Influence of ionic strength on poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) macromolecule conformations in electrolyte solutions", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 435 (2014) 182-190


  • P. Weroński, M. Nosek, P. Batys, "Limiting diffusion current at rotating disk electrode with dense particle layer", J. Chem. Phys, 139 (2013) 124705


  • P. Batys, P. Weroński, "Modeling of LbL multilayers with controlled thickness, roughness, and specific surface area", J. Chem. Phys, 137 (2012) 214706


  • A. Jaroń, Z. Żurek, P. Batys, "Impact of iron powder pressing temperature on high-temperature corrosion of the obtained sinters", Archives of Foundry Engineering, 10 (2010) 105-110
  • A. Jaroń, Z. Żurek, P. Batys, "Korozja wysokotemperaturowa porowatych spieków invaru", Ochrona przed Korozją, 53 (2010) 578-581